`The Right to Truth: Amnesty, Amnesia, and Secrecy'

The annual international conference of the Catholic Institute for International Relations took place in London in December 1993, and was concerned with problems arising when countries emerge from experiencing gross human rights violations. The delegates agreed that the `right to truth' was central to human development and democracy, and that Truth Commissions had played a part in establishing this right. Development agencies should make this right central to their understanding of justice.